Databases follow some basic principles:
Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) are used to combine terms in the following ways with parentheses to group the terms:
AND Both words must be present
OR Either or both words must be present
NOT The first but not the second word must be present
All database allow you to email or print results (in different citation formats), save records, provide search history, show related topics/articles. Many provide "cited by" references. Most of our databases allow for citations to be downloaded to Endnote.
One of the following buttons appears in almost all of the Library's research databases (e.g. Academic Search Complete, Compendex, ABI Inform etc.):
The menu will tell you whether we have it full-text online, in print or you have to request it via BeachReach.
If you have a citation to an article (but are not in a database), the simplest way to find out if we have the article online or in print is to search by journal title in COAST (the online catalog).